Ambassador Madhu Raman Acharya of Nepal is coming to UVSC February 21. Acharya will speak to two UVSC classes, Thursday, February 21, at 10 a.m. in professor’s Keith Snedegar class, "The Nature of History," in LA 124 on the development of history in Nepal; and on Thursday, February 21, at 11:30 a.m. in professor Scott Williams’s class, "Programming," in GT 511H on trekking business in Nepal.

"This is a great learning experience for all who attend to hear from one of the best experts on the history of Nepal. No textbook will narrate the history of Nepal as vividly and as correctly as a native of the country whose primary responsibility is to represent Nepal in the United Nations," said Maryna Storrs, coordinator of international affairs. "Students can expect to learn about the operations of the guiding and trekking businesses in Nepal which are one of the major sources of income for Nepali natives. Students will definitely learn a thing or two about planning, development and execution of a successful guiding business."

Acharya began his distinguished career in 1982 as assistant lecturer at his alma mater, Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu. In 1983, he was appointed a section officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, where he remained until 1990. He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1990 as assistant secretary and from 1993 to 1996 he was Nepal’s under-secretary of finance. He has worked for Nepal’s foreign secretary, Nepal’s ambassador to Bangladesh, deputy chief of mission in New Delhi, India, and served as the joint secretary in Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the 1990s, he participated in United Nations missions in Cambodia, South Africa and Liberia.

He holds several degrees from Tribhuvan University and is the author of several books and publications.
The event is free and open to the public.